Friday, June 10, 2016


It's been a week of family-friends-flowers-memories...
Who could ask for anything more?

Not in tomorrow
Or yesterday
Today is the day
Where memories are made

Moment by moment
With minuscule ease
Forever gathers
In memories

Each tick of the clock
Slips to a vault
That no key can unlock

…save thought as it reaches
To touch what it sees
In pictures safe-harbored
In memories

© Janet Martin

Thank-you everyone, for a fabulous week whether it was a face-book message/greeting, a face-to-face visit/meeting, an e-mail, a card, phone-call, blog-posts, etc.
God bless you as you have blessed me!

p.s. If you wonder why I have a pic of the little guy I babysit digging, in among the celebrating its the memory attached to it that makes it cutely memorable...

"Janet, come quick" he calls excitedly so I 'come quick' and ask what for and he replies,
"I was digging and I dug up a bunch of golden ants and now they are running around like crazy! COOL!!"


  1. Awww, dear Janet! Happy birthday wishes :) I love the collage of your family & loved ones! Also, such a sweet moment captured with the little boy you babysit. Wanted you to know, this particular poem comes at a very meaningful time... we'll be going to the ocean for the first time (as a family) in just over a week. Sort of big deal for us as farmers & Ohioans! I am trying to live "in the moment" and treasure the experience... oh, the anticipation! Our time will be here and gone, but I hope & pray for many memories to store in my vault... and may you have many, many more!!

    1. Hi Megan,

      Thank-you SO much. it's lovely to hear from you. I've been meaning to get in touch sometime to say 'hi' and you beat me to it:) thank-you. I hope you make many lifetime memories on your vacation. I think Ohioans going to the ocean is similiar to Ontarioans going to the ocean...something to talk about, for sure! 'Oh, the anticipation' is right!
      Thank-you for the B-day wishes. It was a week of lifetime memories, still in the making:)
      I'm not a very faithful face-booker but I'll stay tuned to see if I see any ocean pics eventually.

  2. I'm late to the party--but happy birthday! Wishing you a most blessed year!

    1. Jen, wishes for a blessed year are never late! thank-you my friend:)


Thank you for your visit to this porch. I'd love to hear if or how this post/poem touched you!